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Barista at Home: Grinding Coffee

Barista at Home: Grinding Coffee

The humble coffee grinder. It’s the unsung hero of the coffee bar. Standing in the shadows of flashy espresso machines and towering batch brewers, grinding coffee without fanfare. If espresso equipment were a band, the coffee grinder would be the bass player. Just like solid bass grooves underpin tasty melodies, grinding coffee properly can really help your espresso and brewed…

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Barista at Home: The Espresso Machine

Barista at Home: The Espresso Machine

It’s the concentrated essence of coffee. A pure expression of the flavors locked in the bean. Coffee with its amplifiers turned up to eleven. We call it espresso. After one sip of a well-made espresso, one might wonder how such intensity of flavor is even possible. Baristas know that extracting the best flavors from good coffees takes finely ground coffee,…

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Barista at Home: Coffee Brewing Gear

Barista at Home: Coffee Brewing Gear

The gift-giving season is upon us. Need some ideas for your friendly neighborhood coffee geek? Here’s a hint: home baristas love toys. Make no mistake, professional baristas can MacGuyver rigs to brew great coffee out of some pretty random household items when needed. Having the right tools can make achieving good coffee easier, more consistent, and much more fun though.…

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